National squash player Sivasangari Subramaniam secured her 11th Professional Squash Association (PSA) title after winning the 2019 Australian Open women’s singles title. This is Sivasangari’s second title of the year as she beat Japan’s Satomi Watanabe, after her won in April this year at St Louis.



Repeat victory: S. Sivasangari (right) celebrates after beating Japan’s Satomi Watanabe in the final of the British Junior Open last year.

The 20-year-old national squash athlete defeated Satomi Watanabe 5-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-9 in 39 minutes at the Bega Country Club, Australia. She is the third Malaysian to win the Australian Open title, after Nicol David’s success in 2011 and 2012 and Low Wee Wern last year.

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Sivasangari is currently studying in Cornell University in New York is currently on a 3-month study break. She is expected to play in the National Championships that is happening in the National Squash Centre from July 16-21. In 2018, Sivasangari created history by becoming the youngest national champion at 19.

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Congratulations, Sivasangari!